Congratulations to Dr Serge Israel LIBERMAN! Australia Day OAM awards 2015: For service to literature as an author, historian and scholar for over 40 years.
This novella and series of short stories explore the question of what it means to confront life in all its manifestations, to suffer and be human. As a physician and surgeon, Dr Raphael Bloom, encounters a fascinating and complex range of patients who come to him, not only to be healed physically but to grapple with existential problems of memory, disappointment and hope.
These characters will live on in your mind long after you turn the last page. Serge Liberman’s writing is eloquent, luminous and carefully crafted.